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Keto Falafel for Salad

Keto Falafel for Salad

Published on: May 20, 2019

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Traditional falafel is a Levantine and Egyptian dish made from deep-fried chickpea balls. This keto-friendly version uses a combination of nut flours instead and is baked to make it a bit healthier. You can enjoy these falafels alone topped with the suggested sour and sweet mayo dressing or you can serve them with cabbage salad.

Keto Falafel for Salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Serves: 4




  • 1 medium sized cauliflower head.
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Sour & Sweet Mayonnaise

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp sour cream
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice



  • 1Chop the cauliflower into large chunks, add to a food processor, and grate until very fine. The consistency should be much finer than that of cauliflower rice.
  • 2Add the remaining falafel ingredients to the food processor and process until well-blended.
  • 3Preheat oven to 400F and ne a baking sheet with parchment paper.


    • 4With your hands, form the mixture into 1 ½ inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
    • 5Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.


  • 6To make the mayo, combine the egg yolk, sour cream and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Add oil very slowly while continuously whisking. This helps incorporate the oil with the egg yolks.
  • 7Once the mayo is thick and well-blended, add the stevia and lemon juice. 
  • 8Serve on top of the falafel and enjoy.


Keto Falafel Nutrition

This recipe yields approximately 12 falafels, and 3 falafels make for one serving. There are 461 calories in one serving if you exclude the cabbage salad. Besides providing enough calories to make for a whole meal, these keto falafels are rich in protein and dietary fiber – both nutrients are known to be satiating. And at 45g of fat in a serving, this delicious lunch and dinner meal will definitely help you hit your keto macros.

If You Don’t Own a Food Processor

You can finely grate the cauliflower with a box grater using the smallest holes if you don’t have a food processor. Transfer the grated cauliflower onto paper towels to absorb excess moisture.